Marlin Becker ?Fire Chief Jan 1968
Cause Unknown In Fire Af Manheim Barn Friday Damage was estimated at $130,000 in a five that destroyed an 80 by 115-foot bank barn on the property of Noah W. Kreider and Sons on the Fruitville Pike near Manheim Friday night. The reflection of the spectacular fire \yas visible to residents in the southeast section section of Lebanon County. Cause of (he fire was unknown. Manheim Fire Chief Marlin Becker said the blaze was discovered discovered by Eari M P t z 1 e r , Manheim RD 1, and his son, Thomas, 11, who \vere passing by in a car. They sounded the alarm by telephone from the home of Christ Stauffer, Manheim RD 1. Firemen from Manheim and Lititz responded to tre call and saved two corn cribs located only a few feet from the burning two-story barn and an adjoining barn. No livestock was lost in the blaze. Equipment destroyed included two potato harvesters, a four- row polatoe planter, four-row corn .planter, rolobeater and woods cutter. A"n undetermined amount of hay and straw was also destroyed.